For a long time, tech culture has focused too narrowly on technical skills; this has resulted in a tech community that too often puts companies and code over people. Greater Than Code is a podcast that invites the voices of people who are not heard from enough in tech: women, people of color, trans and/or queer folks, to talk about the human side of software development and technology. Greater Than Code is providing a vital platform for these conversations, and developing new ideas of what it means to be a technologist beyond just the code.
Featuring an ongoing panel of racially and gender diverse tech panelists, the majority of podcast guests so far have been women in tech! We’ve covered topics including imposter syndrome, mental illness, sexuality, unconscious bias and social justice. We also have a major focus on skill sets that tech too often devalues, like team-building, hiring, community organizing, mentorship and empathy. Each episode also includes a transcript.
We have an active Slack community that members can join by pledging as little as $1 per month via Patreon. Currently, we are listener-funded for two episodes per month.
For Prospective Sponsors:
Each show costs roughly $500 to produce. This includes, show management, audio editing, writing and publishing of show notes, writing and publishing of transcripts, guest outreach and scheduling, guest preparation, and community management. All told, each episode requires between 10-12 hours worth of work. If you are interested in sponsoring us for any amount, please reach out to Mandy via our contact form.
April 7th, 2017 | 56 mins 7 secs
Rachel Katz, of AngelHack, talks about hackathons and the value of celebrating glorious failure and responding stress and pressure.
April 4th, 2017 | 1 hr 2 mins
Saron Yitbarek talks about Codeland Conference, making conferences, accessible, affordable, and unintimidating for people, leading by example and maintaining a positive personal, and ethics as technology scales.
March 29th, 2017 | 54 mins 7 secs
We talk to Tina Lee, CEO of MotherCoders, about changing the culture around gender roles and caregiving, as well as challenging Silicon Valley elitism, sexism, and defining cultural norms.
March 22nd, 2017 | 58 mins 10 secs
We discuss teaching programming as a language, what constitutes “real” programming, and digital literacy with Felienne Hermans.
March 15th, 2017 | 52 mins 7 secs
In this episode, Lorena Mesa joins us to talk about politics and software, using Python for data collection, and communication and organization within communities.
March 7th, 2017 | 56 mins
In this episode, we focus heavily on technical interviews and ideal work environments.
February 23rd, 2017 | 1 hr 5 mins
Phil Sturgeon joins us to talk about codes of conduct, contempt culture, and what it means to be a Social Justice Warrior.
February 16th, 2017 | 56 mins 6 secs
In this powerful episode, we talk to Jenn Schiffer about pixel art, sexuality in tech, and online presence.
February 9th, 2017 | 51 mins 57 secs
Cheryl Schaefer and Darin Wilson join that panelists to talk about what it means to be a Senior Engineer when you don't want to go into management, generativity, and what the job of an architect is.
February 6th, 2017 | 44 mins 31 secs
An awesome conversation with Cheryl Schaefer, of LaunchCode, about growing your team and mentorship.
January 31st, 2017 | 1 hr 10 mins
André Arko and Carina C. Zona join us for a discussion about Ruby Together.
January 23rd, 2017 | 47 mins 49 secs
In this episode, we talk to Julia Evans about writing blog posts, asking good questions, and DevOps.
January 11th, 2017 | 59 mins 51 secs
In this episode, Zuri Hunter talks about Hackathons, navigating the channels of your career, and hiring practices.
January 4th, 2017 | 1 hr 2 mins
Snuggs joins us for a discussion about the differences between junior and senior developers and how everyone can work together to get where we need to be in our careers.
December 30th, 2016 | 52 mins 58 secs
Audrey Eschright, editor and publisher of The Recompiler Mag, talks to us about writing, religion in tech, and community and labor organization.
December 21st, 2016 | 51 mins 24 secs
In this episode, we talk to Jerome Hardaway, the Executive Director of Vets Who Code: a nonprofit dedicated to closing the digital talent gap and easing career transition for military veterans.